From quay to yard in Cagliari – Mólótól az ipartelepig Cagliariban /Italy/

Alora. The past two or so weeks have evolved around getting work done on the boat. As always, there is plenty to do. This time it is a lot of repair work as well. Italians take their sweet ******* time (quote from Lukas). They do. It’s all about babene and domani. But anyway. Calypso was robbed by one of the people working on the tugboat that towed us in. Therefore we now have a lawsuit going against them. You’d think that when you’re in that kind of trouble and the coast guards send a tug boat out, at least you wouldn’t get robbed by them on the way into port. Alas…. Then to make matters worse, as the tugboat moored Calypso onto the quay, they smashed her against the concrete and completely demolished all her hand rails on the port side, as well as caused considerable deformation to the hull. In the meantime the insurance company’s agent here is dealing with sorting all the repairs out. We spent a week or so just outside the marina with no facilities at all. We couldn’t use any water, had virtually no electricity, no bathrooms etc. So I went around asking places for showers, and once ended up having one in a fire station. Our situation made us very creative…. We then got another tow to the yard and were lifted out onto the hard for more work to be done and to look for any further damage. The yard is not quite in Cagliari and not really in an area that’s easily accessible on foot. But there is a hosepipe, which means daily showers 🙂 And there is electricity. Vic rented a car one day and we drove to Chia, which was lovely – spent the day on the beach and had a look at Pula. A few days ago there was a concert in the very centre of Sardinia in a tiny village called Bolotana, which was gorgeous (the village was, not the concert….. haha) We are now waiting for the work to be finished. In the meantime I have been painting the hull and giving it a coat of anti-rust as well. She’s coming up nicely. Cagliari itself in a lovely town and reminds me somehow of Budapest. Very few people speak English, so my Italian is coming along…. Oh and I have stopped using the word ‘clean’….. it’s now just ‘clean enough’…..

Az elmúlt pár hét a munka jegyében telt. Ez általában kellemes. Sőt, amikor nem fárasztó, akkor mindig kellemes. A vontatás nem sikerült túl fényesen: nemhogy kiraboltak közben a vontatók (!), de még érkezéskor úgy neki is vágták Calypsot a betonfalnak, hogy az acél korlátja végig eldeformálódott – javíthatatlanul. Így hát most perben állunk a vontatós céggel, akiket a parti őrség küldött ki. Azt gondolná az ember, hogy egy bajbajutott hajónak, ha a segítségére szalad egy parti őrség által kiküldött cég, akkor azok nem lopják meg a magára hagyott hajót vontatás közben. Az első héten, amíg az említett betonfal mellett voltunk kikötve nem volt se áramunk, se vizünk. Ettől egészen kreatívakká váltunk. Konkrétan ment a zuhanylejmolás…. egyszer a tűzoltóságon is sikerült zuhanyoznom – gondoltam ott csak van víz, vagy egy slag….. Aztán tovább vontattak minket egy külvárosi telepre, ami tulajdonképpen lakatlan, és kiemeltek minket a vízből. Nehéz innen a várost megközelíteni. Néha beevezek (amikor éppen energiatúltengésem van, mert sokat kell evezni), néha bebiciklizek az új cangán (az előző rozsdás kempingbiciklit ugyanis szintén ellopták). Eddig sikerült ellátogatnunk Chiaba és Pulába. Ezek szép helyek. Illetve a minap eljutottam egy koncert erejéig egy a sziget közepén található kis faluba, Bolotanaba, aminek iszonyatosan jó volt a hangulata. Cagliari maga is nagyon hangulatos, bár ez egy nagyobb város. A napjaim java része vagy azzal telik, hogy a városban keresgélek dolgokat, vagy a hajón teszek-veszek. Így például egész héten festettem a hajó külsejét.

 

2 thoughts on “From quay to yard in Cagliari – Mólótól az ipartelepig Cagliariban /Italy/”

  1. Hard work in the boiling sun! glad you’re having a bit of time off to explore … are there folding bikes on board ? saves lots of walking I once got booked for speeding on my little bicycle in Antalya !!!
    Is second crew still with you? Will there be a long wait for insurance settlement ?? Questions questions. Unpleasant that Calypso was robbed on tow. Thank goodness Vic told you to take valuables with you. Spent a bit of time in the little Porto Piccolo near Cagliari (cheaper!)

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    1. Hi Maltese Connection haha 🙂
      speeding on your bike in Antalya. you should have kept the ticket you were given and framed it! 😀
      we bought a new bike. it’s not a folding one this time.
      second crew still here, yes. not sure about insurance. we are still waiting to hear. hope it won’t be long.
      xx

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